Tom MurphyNov 28, 2017, 8:27 pmNov 28, 2017, 9:02 pm

NJ opens first high school for students battling addiction

Recovery High School is looking to provide a sober future for young students


ROSELLE — Recovery High School is the first high school of its kind to open in New Jersey, offering academic and recovery support to students who have developed addictions.

"I didn't have a place like this to come to," said Megan Thompson, the Director of Academic and Recovery Support, and a recovering addict herself. "We're able to normalize it, I can say, yeah."

There are currently five students enrolled at RHS, but thanks to a new grand and funding, there will soon be enough money to enroll up to 30 students, tuition free.

"We certainly need one in every area of the state, that's for sure," said State Senator Raymond Lesniak, who the school is formally named after.

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